Friday, April 9, 2010

Thursday (4/8) Recaps

Five of the six scheduled games were played Thursday, with Eastlake @ Lake Washington the lone cancellation in what was a crazy weather day.
  • Redmond 10, Roosevelt 0 - Senior Ryan Beliel struck out seven over six scoreless innings as the Mustangs won their sixth straight, 10-0 over Roosevelt. The shutout was the fourth in five games for Redmond, who has not lost since their KingCo opener against Newport. Fellow senior Josh Bircher paced the offense with three hits and three runs scored.
  • Issaquah 13, Ballard 1 - Issaquah's bats came back to life in this one, as the Eagles scored 5 runs in the first and last frames en route to a 13-1 win over Ballard. Senior Spencer Rogers was the star, striking out 9 in a comlete game 3-hitter and also going 2-for-4 with a double, 2 RBI and 3 runs scored for Issy, who remained one game out of first place with the win. Other offensive contributors included Mike Paulson (2-for-3, double, 3 RBI, 3 runs), Conner Young (2-for-3, double, HR, 2 RBI) and Grant Gellatly (2-for-5, 2 runs scored). The Beavers, who were fresh off their upset of previously unbeaten Newport, got doubles from Steven Weber and Danny Thompson in defeat.
  • Newport 7, Bothell 3 - The Knights responded well to their first loss of the season, chasing Bothell starter Evan Hudson with a 6-run fifth inning and topping the Cougars, 7-3. Senior Jeff Gonzales was key to the victory, allowing 6 hits and 2 earned runs over 6 innings of work to improve to 3-0 on the season. The offense was balanced, with five different Knights driving in runs. Junior Brian McAfee remained on a roll for Bothell, picking up 2 more hits and an RBI. Newport remains tied with Redmond atop the Crest Division at 6-1, while Bothell falls into a second place tie with Woodinville at 4-3.
  • Inglemoor 8, Garfield 1 - The Vikings continued their cruise through the KingCo 4A conference, winning their seventh straight game, 8-1 over Garfield. The last four wins have been especially impressive, as Inglemoor has outscored their opponents 40-10. The key to the win streak has been hot starts, as Inglemoor has scored two or more runs in the first inning in 6 straight games. Mitchell Gonsolus and Scott Meyers each drove in two for the lone remaining unbeaten in the league (7-0).
  • Woodinville 1, Skyline 0 - A good ol' fashioned pitchers duel took place at Woodinville HS Thursday night, as senior Matt Stefansson's RBI single in the first inning was the only run in a 1-0 Falcon victory. Woodinville's Luke Taylor and Skyline's Jayce Nelson (both seniors) were dealing all night, with the teams combining for just 3 hits. Nelson, who was the tough luck loser, allowed 2 hits and an earned run while striking out seven. Meanwhile, Taylor, who is signed to play at the University of Hawaii, dominated the Spartans, allowing just one hit while striking out 5 in the complete game shutout.
The Eastlake - Lake Washington rainout has been rescheduled for Friday night at 5:00 pm at Lee Johnson Field.